You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Become a Fellow
ACP offers a number of resources to help members make sense of the MOC requirements and earn points.
Understanding MOC Requirements
Earn MOC points
The most comprehensive meeting in Internal Medicine.
April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
Prepare for the Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Exam with an ACP review course.
Board Certification Review Courses
MOC Exam Prep Courses
Treating a patient? Researching a topic? Get answers now.
Visit AnnalsLearn More
Visit MKSAP 17 Learn More
Visit DynaMed Plus
Ensure payment and avoid policy violations. Plus, new resources to help you navigate the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
Access helpful forms developed by a variety of sources for patient charts, logs, information sheets, office signs, and use by practice administration.
ACP advocates on behalf on internists and their patients on a number of timely issues. Learn about where ACP stands on the following areas:
© Copyright 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved. 190 North Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
Toll Free: (800) 523.1546 · Local: (215) 351.2400
Program Director 1 Response
International students attending U.S. medical schools are
academically just as competitive as US citizens attending U.S.
medical schools. Most international students are on an "F" Visa and
will have to change either to a J1 or H1 visa for residency and
fellowship training. Many programs do not sponsor an H1 visa.
Willingness and flexibility to accept the J1 visa will make them
equally competitive from the residency program perspective. Most
students here on an "F" Visa, can extend that through internship so
they can effectively get an extra year on their J1 Visa, which
would make them more competitive for some fellowships than their
Program Director 2 Response
Besides the obvious academics, two things come to mind. First, Visa
status. The H-1 is expensive to institutions and becomes an issue
with obtaining fellowships (which can then reflect poorly on the
program), so being flexible on visa selection is important. Next
would be having meaningful clinical experience in the U.S. This
does not mean working in the office of their cousin or uncle, but
obtaining observerships from ACGME accredited programs which puts
them under the scrutiny of faculty and perhaps the PD who can
advocate and attest to their skills.
Submit to Ask the Program Director and be featured in an
upcoming issue of IMpact.
Who would you like to have questions answered
by?Please select one or more
Please note: Items marked with
* are required, but your
name and e-mail address will not be posted with the answer to your
question. We will do our best to provide responses to every
question submitted, and will contact you if we are unable to find
an appropriate answer for you.
Ask the Program Director is a new feature that focuses on
providing medical students practical advice to help them navigate
the process of obtaining a residency position in internal medicine.
Issues covered include: CV development, writing a personal
statement, the Match process, residency program interviews, and
January 2012 Issue of IMpact
Articles Like This